Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, breakfast eats, sandwiches, and more at Kayak’s Coffee & Provisions, located just north of Forest Park.
Kayak’s Coffee & Provisions greets visitors with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a widespread menu of quick bites, hearty entrees, and sweet desserts. Quiet loud-mouthed stomachs with a Highlands sandwich––prosciutto, cheddar, and brown-ale mustard packed between grilled farmer’s bread ($5.95). Or teleport to Italy for breakfast without scrambling molecular structures with the Sicilian omelette sandwich, which meshes eggs with parmigiano reggiano, marinara sauce, and basil ($5.95). Caffeine cravers can fill up their cups of joe with Kaldi’s strong brews while snacking on a treat from the café’s rotating assortment of satisfying scones, muffins, chocolate-chip cookies, and other baked beauties. And in the winter, Kayak’s regulars enjoy roasting s’mores at their tables, as the shop provides the flames, skewers, and ingredients necessary to cook this campfire classic ($5.95 for two people).
Kayak’s was purportedly founded by Kayak, a nine-year-old Siberian husky from Ontario that lent the coffeehouse his designer taste for rustic decoration and a mountain-lodge ambiance. And with close proximity to Washington University, college students can drop by for a down-home meal and a strong cup of java to fuel their all-night cram session on how the rise of solitaire defeated Communism.
Must redeem in one visit; no change given. Not valid for merchandise.